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Electric Palace

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35 South Street, Bridport, England, DT6 3NY
  • Box office 01308 428 354
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  • Website www.electricpalace.org.uk
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1917

1917
  • 2019
  • UK / US
  • 1h 57min
  • Directed by: Sam Mendes
  • Cast: George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Mark Strong, Andrew Scott, Richard Madden, Claire Duburcq, Colin Firth, Benedict Cumberbatch

Lance Corporals Schofield (MacKay) and Blake (Chapman) are given the job of hand-delivering a message to another unit, across the mud and misery of the trenches. It suffers from simplistic dialogue and flat characterisation, but it’s visually impressive and a respectable, heartfelt tribute to the sacrifice of WWI.

Thu 12 Mar

Best Of The Comedy Store

Guest acts take to the stage for an evening of laughter.

Sat 16 May

£15

Sat 19 Sep

£15

Sat 21 Nov

£15

Bolshoi Ballet: Romeo and Juliet

Bolshoi Ballet: Romeo and Juliet
  • 2018
  • 2h 30min
  • Directed by: Alexei Ratmansky

Alexei Ratmansky, former artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet, stages the company’s premiere of the classic ballet, set to Prokofiev’s romantic and cinematic score.

Sun 29 Mar

Cinema Live: The Cellist/ Dances at a Gathering

Cinema Live: Marston & Scarlett World Premieres

Broadcast live to Airdrie Town Hall cinema.

Cathy Marston has previously been an Associate Artist of the Royal Opera House and Director of Bern Ballett, and is much in demand internationally. The inspiration for her first work for The Royal Ballet Main Stage is the momentous life and career of the cellist Jacqueline du Pré. Jerome Robbins’s elegant and elegiac classic forms the second part of the programme. This exercise in pure dance for five couples, set to music by Chopin, is a masterpiece of subtlety and invention.

Approximate running time – 2 hours and 30 minutes with one interval.

Tue 25 Feb

Dolittle

Dolittle
  • 2020
  • US
  • 1h 41min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Stephen Gaghan
  • Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen, Emma Thompson, Rami Malek, John Cena, Kumail Nanjiani, Octavia Spencer, Tom Holland, Craig Robinson, Ralph Fiennes, Selena Gomez, Marion Cotillard

Dr Dolittle (Downey) is grieving the death of his wife Lily when a young boy (Collett) and Lady Rose (Laniado) both come to ask him for help. The plot is a barely connected bunch of scenes, action sequences are hinted at but unrealised. The worst adaptation of Hugh Lofting’s stories to date: all this talent wasted in a big furry disappointment.

Sat 28 Mar

Ed Byrne: If I'm Honest

Ed Byrne: If I'm Honest …

The comic discusses whether he has any traits worthy of being inherited by his progeny.

Fri 12 Jun

£25

The Elephant Man

The Elephant Man
  • 1980
  • US
  • 2h 4min
  • PG
  • Directed by: David Lynch
  • Cast: Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud, Wendy Hiller

Moving story of real-life Victorian freak John Merrick, brilliantly played by Hurt under a grotesque make-up job, and his appalling mistreatment by society before he finally received the medical attention he deserved. Fascinating period detail and rich monochrome cinematography make this a real treat from a slightly unexpected filmmaker.

Fri 20 Mar

Paw Patrol: Ready, Race, Rescue!

Paw Patrol: Ready, Race, Rescue!
  • 2019
  • Canada
  • 1h 6min
  • U
  • Directed by: Charles E. Bastien
  • Cast: Anya Cooke, Cathal J. Dodd, Isaac Emberson-Heeks

The pups have to compete in a race against dirty tricks driver Cheetah. Young fans of the franchise may be disappointed on an entire movie centred on only one character, Marshall, and there’s nothing special here to justify the cost of cinema tickets when it can be watched at home in just a few months.

Sat 14 Mar

The Personal History of David Copperfield

The Personal History of David Copperfield
  • 2019
  • UK
  • 1h 59min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Armando Iannucci
  • Cast: Dev Patel, Tilda Swinton, Hugh Laurie, Aneurin Barnard, Ben Whishaw, Morfydd Clark, Peter Capaldi, Gwendoline Christie, Benedict Wong, Paul Whitehouse, Daisy May Cooper

David (Patel) is an ever-optimistic orphan who’s given shelter by poor but worthy Mr Micawber (Capaldi). Iannucci brings out the lighter side of Dickens, and the result is a sprightly, breezy and colourful crack at a classic, with a fabulous supporting cast and a perfect turn by Patel as the likeable hero.

Sat 14 Mar

Royal Opera House Live: Fidelio

Royal Opera House Live: Fidelio

Beethoven's only opera gets a makeover with Antonio Pappano conducting and starring Lise Davidsen and Jonas Kaufmann.

Tue 17 Mar

The Wurzels

The Wurzels

The legendary four-piece performs scrumpy and western, and comical country, including the tracks 'The Combine Harvester' and 'I Am A Cider Drinker'.

Sat 11 Apr

£21.81

This 20s art deco cinema fell into disrepair but was restored and brought back to life reopening in 2008 as a full time entertainment venue with live comedy, theatre and music, which also screens movies for parents with new babies and occasional classic films and live screenings from NT and the Met.

Patrons include PJ Harvey, Mike Leigh, Miranda Richardson and Ralph Steadman.

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